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Overview

Introduction to Hawthorne, New Jersey

Hawthorne, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 1 mile NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 14 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Hawthorne History

Dutch immigrants came to this area in the 18th century and settled as farmers. It was later established as a part of Manchester Township. However, at the turn of the century, the residents decided that they wanted to establish an independent town, which led to its separation from Manchester. Hawthorne was officially incorporated in 1898.

Hawthorne and nearby Attractions

  • Brookdale Park
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Great Falls Cultural Center
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Apollo Theater
  • Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink

Things To Do In Hawthorne

Hawthorne provides opportunities for a full range of activities. The town has its own events and festivities organized by the recreation department. It also has parks, camping areas and hiking trails, all of which are nearby. One can also visit any of the several museums in the area to learn about the rich and interesting history of the area.

Hawthorne Transportation

Flights are available from Newark International Airport.

Hawthorne Higher Education

The area offers numerous opportunities for obtaining higher education at Passaic County Community College, William Paterson University and Bergen Community College, among others.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,950
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+10,106
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.1%
Median Earnings25+$51,453
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,470
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,887

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,974
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,423
Median House Value$368,300

Ancestry

Italian28.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.9%
Irish16.3%
Dutch8.4%
Polish4.2%
English3.9%
Albanian2.2%
Arab2.1%
Russian2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Syrian1.5%
Austrian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Palestinian0.5%
Macedonian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
US/American0.3%
Belgian0.3%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hawthorne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7506
P.O. Box Zip Codes7507
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.95
Approximate Longitude-74.15

Hawthorne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fair Lawn33,205$117,667
Glen Rock11,887$183,864
Haledon8,399$72,633
North Haledon8,490$114,554
Paterson146,894$38,006
Prospect Park5,919$60,772

Hawthorne Public Libraries

Louis Bay 2nd Library
345 LAFAYETTE AVENUE
Hawthorne, New Jersey
(973) 427-5745

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Hawthorne Public Schools

Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Avenue
ZIP: 7506
(973) 423-6415
High
Total Enrollment 659
Lincoln Middle School
230 Hawthorne Avenue
ZIP: 7506
(973) 423-6460
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Roosevelt Elementary School
50 Roosevelt Avenue
ZIP: 7506
(973) 423-6485
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Washington Elementary School
176 Mohawk Avenue
ZIP: 7506
(973) 423-6495
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
233 Goffle Hill Road
ZIP: 7507
(973) 423-6480
Primary
Total Enrollment 260

Hawthorne Private Schools

Hawthorne Christian Academy
2000 State Rt 208
ZIP: 7506
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 419
St Anthony School
270 Diamond Bridge Ave
ZIP: 7506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
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